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Otoplasty in Chelmsford, MA

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If you’re uncomfortable with the shape of your ears, you can undergo an appearance-altering surgery known as otoplasty.


Otoplasty can correct a number of issues with the size and shape of your ears, whether they’ve undergone an injury, previous surgery, or you’re just unhappy with their appearance.

Dave Lee, MD, is a Beverly Hills trained, board-certified plastic surgeon who performs both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. At PURE Cosmetic Center, Dr. Lee uses cutting-edge surgical techniques to implement specific plans for your individual needs.

Your privacy and confidentiality are of the utmost importance to us at PURE Cosmetic Center.

Many of our high-profile patients prefer to be private with their cosmetic procedures and prefer that their photographs not be placed online. At your consultation, you will be shown photographs of patients who have given us permission to display their before and after pictures.

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What Is Otoplasty?

Otoplasty is a type of cosmetic ear surgery meant to alter the shape, size, or position of your ears. Otoplasty does not change your ability to hear or move your ears but is generally done on both ears in order to maintain symmetry.

Otoplasty may be the right procedure for you if you’ve had previous surgery and are unhappy with the results, have had a serious injury that altered the look of your ears, your ears stick out from your head, or your ears are too large in proportion to your head. It can not only improve the function of your ear, it can improve your self-image.

In your consultation with Dr. Lee, you will discuss your concerns and expectations from these cosmetic changes. Dr. Lee will recommend a treatment plan based on what you’d like after reviewing your medical history. You’ll also take before and after photos in order to help plan and demonstrate the changes to be made. Otoplasty is available for both children and adults.

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What Happens During Otoplasty?

Depending on your consultation and what type of work is to be done, this surgery can take about two hours to complete.


This surgery can be done under either local anesthesia or under general anesthesia. Dr. Lee will go over with you what you can expect from your particular surgery so you know what to do before you come in and what to expect the day of surgery. You may need some cartilage and skin removed in order to improve the shape of your ears.

In this case, the incisions can occur behind or in the folds of your ear. Your cartilage will be folded and readjusted according to your surgical plan, and stitches will be used to close the incisions. Once your surgery is complete, Dr. Lee will dress your ears in bandages to protect them. Depending on the extent of your surgery, complete recovery times can vary. Your results will be immediate.

Why Should I Choose Dr. Lee for My Otoplasty?

A member of both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Dr. Dave Lee’s expertise includes facelifts, nasal airway reconstruction, rhinoplasty, breast surgery, breast reconstruction, and skin cancer reconstruction. He is also board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS).

After graduating from Stanford University with his B.S. in Biological Sciences and a B.A. in Music. Dr. Lee attended the University of Rochester’s medical school in New York and graduated at the top of his class. He then completed plastic surgery training at the University of Massachusetts, where he also served as administrative chief resident. After residency, he completed another year of advanced cosmetic surgery training through an aesthetic fellowship at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, the Rox Center in Beverly Hills, and Marina Plastic Surgery in Marina del Rey.

Dr. Lee is also an accomplished classical pianist. As a result, his hands have both delicacy and precision in the operating room. Dr. Lee firmly believes that patients come first, and is always available for his patients. His dedication to his patients and ability to ease patient fears allows for a lifelong connection, creating the highest level of service. If you’re considering otoplasty, set up your consultation today by calling or emailing Dr. Lee.

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Otoplasty FAQs

You might consider otoplasty if you’ve had previous ear surgery and are dissatisfied with the results, you’ve suffered an injury to your ears, or you lack self-esteem due to unhappiness with the appearance. You can also choose to have otoplasty for your child if prominent ears are an issue.

You are likely to have some soreness for up to a few days and possible bruising depending on the extent of the procedure. You can take pain medication as needed if prescribed by Dr. Lee, or you can talk to him about over-the-counter alternatives instead. It’s important for you to keep as much pressure off your ears and not lay on them, particularly when you sleep.

Recovery usually takes about two weeks. It may take a full four to six weeks before you can return to heavy lifting or vigorous exercise. Once your bandages are removed, you will see immediate changes.

The scar usually is well placed and well hidden. For correction of prominent ears, the scar is usually placed in the crease behind the ears. The scar will also fade over time.

The cost of this surgery will vary for patients based on the extent of treatment, techniques used, general care, and more. In your initial consultation, you’ll discuss any questions you have along with financing or payment options.

Your beauty is a symphony. Don’t trust it to anyone less than a true performer and a master at his craft. Chelmsford plastic surgeon, Dr. Dave Lee brings the virtuosity of a concert pianist and the artistry of a renowned plastic surgeon to each procedure. Schedule a consultation today to discover why patients across New England are singing the praises of Dr. Lee and his staff at PURE Cosmetic Center.

15 Village Square, Chelmsford, MA 01824